Project Zero

National Presbyterian School is proud to be a Washington, DC-Project Zero School.

All NPS teachers are trained in and implement the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero teaching frameworks including Making Thinking Visible, Teaching for Understanding, and Creating Cultures of Thinking, and Agency by Design.

The work of Project Zero, led by Dr. Howard Gardner, focuses on attention to processes of thinking, learning, and understanding with the goal of making the complex accessible to even our youngest minds.

Both Project Zero and NPS believe in the fundamental principle that all learning is a consequence of thinking and that the responsibility of educators is to make student thinking visible throughout the school. This approach creates a dynamic and inclusive learning environment.

As a result of the School’s commitment to Project Zero teaching frameworks, NPS students excel at critical thinking, attention to detail, respect for differences of opinion, and collaboration: 21st century skills vital to their future.